14 Easy to Implement Drop Down Menu Solutions

By / Aug 19, 2009 / Resources

I believe the navigation of a website should always be simple. However, if a website has many pages and sub pages, the thought of navigation simplicity goes out the window. This is where drop down menus come into play. A good and well executed drop down menu can make navigating a large site easy for the user. While drop downs make site navigation easy, sometimes they can seem difficult to implement, but the solutions listed below are all a breeze to set up, especially since most of them are built on jQuery or MooTools.


Drop Down Menus

jQuery SuckerFish Style

Drop Down Menus

Drop Down Tabs

Drop Down Menus

Animated Drop Down Menu with jQuery

Drop Down Menus


Drop Down Menus

Simple Drop Down Menu for jQuery

Drop Down Menus

Smooth Navigational Menu

Drop Down Menus

jQuery Multi Level CSS Menu #1

Drop Down Menus

Mega Drop-Down Menu with jQuery

Drop Down Menus

UvumiTools Dropdown Menu

Drop Down Menus

MooTools Drop Down Menu

Drop Down Menus


Drop Down Menus

Simple CSS vertical menu Digg-like

Drop Down Menus

JavaScript Dropdown Menu with Multi Levels

Drop Down Menus

About the Author

Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

  • http://blogdesigns.org Blog Design

    The Mega Drop-Down Menu with jQuery looks great due to the clean code it produces. Nice list of drop down menus, am i right in assuming that some of these are free and some you have to pay for?

  • http://www.tutoriallounge.com tutorialslounge

    amazing listing.

  • http://www.kamikazemusic.com Dave Sparks

    Not a big fan of drop downs but people still want them. Still some nice menus there, thanks

  • http://www.rethinkseo.com Sean Hurley

    These could be very useful for an Ecom site to quickly filter down to a product or sub Cat level.

  • http://Www.Twitter.com/mantwan Anthony Armendariz

    Other than one of those jquery examples these are some of the ugliest 1990s looking drop down menus.

  • http://www.trendywordpressthemes.com Trendy Wordpress Themes

    I really like superfish, I think I’m going to start using it in my sites.

  • http://www.blog.mookiedesign.com cam

    oh suckerfish, still one of the easiest and best

  • http://www.sorcadesign.com Jessica

    Superfish is the only way to go! I love it and it rarely does me wrong! The transitions are beautiful in standards-compliant browsers.
    @anthony, that’s the beauty of CSS, the massive customization possibilities! Don’t be reined in by the demo code

  • http://brookesmarketingsecrets.blogspot.com Brooke Martinez

    This is so cool. I’m so glad I found this. Thanks for the info!

  • http://www.menujs.net/ Niek Kouwenberg

    You might also want to check out Menu.js, it’s a small JavaScript (drop-down) menu for developers. Free/open source and based on Prototype: http://www.menujs.net/

    It just handles the basic JavaScript actions for expanding and collapsing the menu, including a user-friendly delay before hiding (or showing) the sub menu. You can use your own CSS styling to create any design you want!

    The examples on the website are not the best looking ones, but check out the live-website examples for what it can really do.

  • http://www.boyinlove.me Aditya Dipankar

    This is a useful compilation. Thanks! :)

  • http://www.bickov.com Alexander Bickov

    Nice examples

  • http://www.sweetpixels.co.uk web design hastings

    Pretty good list of drop downs! Would probably use basic css style navigations! But could be tempted to use jquery or mootools for multiple-column layouts!

  • http://www.csslite.com Jackson

    Great Post.
    Check out jQueryBasics.com

  • http://www.webdesign-gm.co.uk Oliver Web

    Good list of drop down menus here. Plenty to choose from and I might have to use some of these in my next websites. Thanks for sharing these.

  • http://balisidenotes.com Rudi

    nice list man, this kinda menu are always useful for some of my project
    thx for share

  • http://www.spiralteck.com web

    Mega Drop-Down Menu with jQuery are the best

  • http://www.productivedreams.com Gopal Raju


  • shail

    Hi pal!!

    Can any one help me to create grid view with the help of ajax+mvc+jquery with image icon and related information..

  • http://www.xenstudio.co.uk Peterborough Web Design

    This is a great list of drop downs! I know I’d be tempted to use jquery for multiple-column layouts too!

  • darthweber

    A mega drop down menu example (created with web menu software AllWebMenus):


    you can download and base your menus in it.

  • http://www.wordpress98.com Wordpress 98

    very usefull tnx